Kerikeri Events Calendar

List for:   Bay of Islands    Northland   

Bay of Islands I-SITE Visitor Centre, Maritime Building, Paihia.
Ph +64 9 402 7345. Email:  


The Old Packhouse market is on every Saturday opposite Makana on Kerikeri Rd.

Bay of Islands Farmers Market is at Kerikeri central by the Post Shop every Sunday morning.


Kerikeri has a stunning Performance Arts Venue , the Turner Centre. Check their website for regular shows and events.

2 Dec 16

Paihia Christmas Parade

The Paihia Christmas Parade is always spectacular with plenty of effort going into the floats creating a fabulous festive atmosphere.
The theme this year is Paihia Under the Sea!
It is free to enter a float. You can enter under community or the business section. To enter email

Santa will be there with his famous lolly scramble, plus other kids entertainment going on. All the shops, cafes and restaurants open,& Friday night Food Market.

4 Dec 16


The Bay of Islands Singers, augmented by singers from other choirs north of Auckland, will present Handel's Messiah in the Turner Centre, Kerikeri on Sunday December 4 at 2.30. John Jackets will conduct, with soloists Elaine Wogan (soprano), Kate Spence (mezzo), Lachlan Craig (tenor)and Chalium Poppy (bass), Michael Bell (organ) and a guest orchestra. Adults $30, 18-and-under $12

31 Dec - 1 Jan 17

Paihia New Years Eve Fireworks!

n the strike of midnight an awesome display of pyrotechnics can be seen in the skies above Paihia, Russell, Opua, Haruru and Waitangi - the fireworks are on a barge in the centre of the Bay and are an awesome way to celebrate the start of the New Year - either join one of the many restaurants or bars that have excellent viewing points or grab a picnic and a blanket and enjoy this fireworks spectacular from any of the beaches surrounding the inner Bay - just remember this is a family friendly event - no alc

31 Dec - 9 Jan 17

The Biggest Littlest Circus

The Biggset Littlest circus is part of the Paihia Summer Festival of events schedule. An action packed, high energy colourful explosion, of circus street theatre! Featuring high skilled juggling, aerial acrobatics, fire and other death defying fun. With a small cast of three, this really is the Biggest Little Circus show. Fresh from a tour all around New Zealand this is a show that young and old will enjoy with a whole lot of laughs and kiwi charm. You can't miss their leopard print leotards, and you don't

7 - 14 Jan 17

Paihia Summer Festival

8 days of fun free events for families to enjoy, for locals and visiting families alike! Awesome fun for the whole family during the long summer holidays at no charge – Watch this space for a confirmed program of events including but not restricted to - Sandcastle competition, Fishing competition, Treasure Hunts, Classic Games, Beach Digs, Duathalon, mural painting, chalk drawing and more! Just rock up and join in - no need to register just come with a smile and kids bring an adult to supervise!